What Is Kelp Caviar?

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Kelp caviar is a vegetarian version of caviar. The seaweed is fashioned to look and taste like caviar. Kelp caviar originated in Denmark, and it can be found in various parts of Europe.

Kelp caviar can withstand high temperatures. Chefs enjoy incorporating it into a number of dishes. The vegetarian caviar is used as a garnish for soups and sandwiches and is also included in some pasta dishes. Some chefs also use kelp caviar to complement fish dishes. Kelp caviar is an environmentally friendly food since only a small percentage of kelp is harvested annually. Kelp caviar is cholesterol-free and low in fat and sodium.